Wilder Wants Respect From Joshua’s Camp

Deontay Wilder wants not only a face-to-face meeting with Anthony Joshua, but according to his co-manager Shelly Finkel, the WBC world heavyweight champion wants respect from the British Champion’s team.

With Joshua set to face Alexander Povetkin on September 22nd, and landing in New York for a Tuesday press conference, Finkel believes Wilder would have welcomed an in-person negotiation before things went south the last few weeks.”It is Deontay’s choice whether to meet Joshua or not,” Finkel exclusively told Sky Sports.

“In the past Deontay always liked Joshua and would definitely have met him. Now I am not as sure, but probably he would.”

Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter believes that his fighter’s value will rise, while he can’t say the same for Wilder.

“What Deontay wants is respect shown from Joshua’s side, the same way that Joshua got it from Deontay when he asked for the term sheet,” said Finkel.

Initial Report: SKY Sports

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